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      The Lion Has Wings

      1940 1h 16m War List
      Reviews 15% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Royal Air Force squadron leader W.C. Richardson (Ralph Richardson), his wife (Merle Oberon) and a relative, Bobby, placidly ignore the military rumblings from Nazi Germany in the late 1930s. Only after the German takeover of Austria, Czechoslovakia and the invasion of Poland do the Richardsons accept that there must be war. Mr. Richardson and Bobby throw themselves into the first air raid assaults, while Mrs. Richardson and Bobby's girlfriend, June, volunteer for work at the first aid station. Read More Read Less

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews An anti-Nazi propaganda war documentary for the Brits, filmed soon after the start of WWII, that looks ridiculous when viewed today. Rated: B- Feb 10, 2023 Full Review MFB Critics Monthly Film Bulletin This the film is a supreme example of what can be done by skilled cutting and direction. Even more, it admirably fulfils its object -- to inspire quiet confidence in the hearts of those who see it. Feb 6, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Fascinating slice of history. 1939 propaganda docu-drama Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member good doc/propaganda pic Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Quick, effective Alexander Korda propaganda doc, made immediately at the onset of the war, pumping the British war machine, especially the RAF. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Royal Air Force squadron leader W.C. Richardson (Ralph Richardson), his wife (Merle Oberon) and a relative, Bobby, placidly ignore the military rumblings from Nazi Germany in the late 1930s. Only after the German takeover of Austria, Czechoslovakia and the invasion of Poland do the Richardsons accept that there must be war. Mr. Richardson and Bobby throw themselves into the first air raid assaults, while Mrs. Richardson and Bobby's girlfriend, June, volunteer for work at the first aid station.
      Director
      Michael Powell, Brian Desmond Hurst, Adrian Brunel
      Producer
      Alexander Korda
      Production Co
      London Film Production
      Genre
      War
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 16m